D12 showcases Springfield spirit, generosity

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
If you followed the hashtag #SBJD12 on Twitter last night, you shared in the excitement. If you didn’t, you missed one heck of a party.

The DoubleTree Hotel played host to more than 200 people for the 2015 Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen awards honoring the area’s fastest growing companies and the individuals who drive growth across the region. The game-show themed night included audience trivia from emcee Eldon Combs, host of “The Trivia King Show” on Jock 98.7 FM, music from “The Price is Right” and a countdown of businesses from 12 to one.

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Multibillion-dollar tech firms not immune to misinformation

Zach Smith, ReporterIf you’ve ever posted information to the Internet that wasn’t 100 percent accurate, don’t beat yourself up too much. Even multibillion-dollar tech corporations have their flubs.
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Prepping for Pensmore, a walk through the Christian County chateau

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorEach month, I meet with our guests for the upcoming 12 People You Need to Know interview breakfast series. Usually, it’s at a coffee shop or restaurant.

Yesterday, we met at a 72,000-square-foot chateau, reportedly the fourth-largest residence in America.

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Branson prank a boon or bust?

Geoff Pickle, Web EditorI don’t mind a practical joke.

There were a few pulled at Springfield Business Journal’s office April 1, and one in particular had me guffawing.

But when it comes to the Richard Branson/city of Branson prank on March 31, I tend to feel like it could cause more harm than good – at least to Branson Airport. Continue reading ‘Branson prank a boon or bust?’

Reporter’s Notebook: Another look inside the Heer’s building

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

It’s been 10 months since I’ve seen the inside of the Heer’s building downtown. My, how things have changed.

Media, city officials and local leaders got our first look at construction progress to the 100-year-old building during a media tour this morning. Instead of a gaping hole running through multiple floors and into the basement, there sits the beginnings of a lobby.

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#SBJ4040: A party with purpose

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

It was a party with a cause last night as Springfield Business Journal celebrated the 2015 class of 40 Under 40.

With nearly 450 in attendance, the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center played host to the 17th annual awards ceremony, which honored individuals under the age of 40 for their personal accomplishments in civic and professional arenas. And true to form, the office phone rang nonstop yesterday as people clamored for last-minute tickets to the sold-out event. Continue reading ‘#SBJ4040: A party with purpose’

City of Branson addresses ‘budget motel’ crimes

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorSince my personal awareness of human trafficking and abuse in the Ozarks was raised in recent months, leading me to write a column, the conversation has continued in our communities.

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